Lester named Volvo’s senior vice president – sales

John G Smith

GREENSBORO, NC – Jeff Lester has been named Volvo Trucks North America’s first senior vice president – sales, effective August 1.

He will lead the manufacturer’s North American sales efforts, working alongside regional vice presidents.

 “Jeff has successfully served in various management roles at Volvo and has a longstanding career in the trucking industry,” said GÓ§ran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “I’m pleased to welcome him to this new role.”

Lester joined Volvo in 1999 and has more than 30 years of experience in the trucking industry, most recently serving as the southeast regional vice president. He has been involved in the Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association and is a member of several industry state trucking associations.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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